The Android 11-Ready Nokia 5.3 Smartphone

By Emeric Brard
on 4 June 2020

Nokia‘s latest smartphone – the Android 11-ready Nokia 5.3 has plenty of the bells and whistles and comes at an incredibly low price point. Just like others such as OPPO and Huawei’s more affordable ranges, has put an emphasis on camera quality whilst still offering a low price-point. You still get the signature two-day battery life, as well as the promise of two years of Android upgrades and three years of monthly security updates -meaning Nokia 5.3 is ready for Android 11 and beyond.

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Nokia 5.3 Design

Although the Nokia 5.3 does focus on the camera’s ability, as a company, it has always taken pride in the design of its phones. Well, it’s Finnish so that’s what you would expect. It comes with a 6.55″ display made of glass and a durable back that has been designed to celebrate its Nordic heritage, specifically the land of a thousand lakes. 

Nokia 5.3 Camera

Nokia 5.3

The Nokia 5.3 is the first of the series to feature a quad-camera setup including a main 13 megapixel camera, and macro and ultra-wide lenses for the more detailed and creative shots.

It also features brand new additions such as AI imaging and tools, Night Mode for low lighting, and Portrait Mode to give your portrait shots that extra punch to it.

Nokia 5.3 Performance

The 5.3 is fully powered by Android 10, the smartphone gives users a top-notch software experience with a streamlined interface and no bloatware (decreased usefulness as a consequence of excessive disk space and memory requirements). It’s relatively large display remains comfortable in hand and also makes for an immersive gaming and watching experience.

Thanks to the Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 665 Mobile Platform, the Nokia 5.3 makes gaming even smoother and satisfying, and the most basic actions, like switching between apps, seamless.

Nokia 5.3
Nokia 5.3

An impressive feat is the 5.3’s 4000mAh battery which when paired with the AI-assisted Adaptive Battery feature can give you up to two days of usage without charging.

The Nokia 5.3 in Charcoal is available for AU $349 RRP.

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